Daily Links, Mon., Nov. 21: Shelving the Sacramentary

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Bloggers all over are bidding farewell to the Sacramentary of 1970, to be replaced Sunday by the Roman Missal of 2011. Jim Martin at America and Mollie Wilson O'Reilly at Commonweal are wistful; here at U.S. Catholic I am a little less diplomatic, though I don't think I could ever have been accused of being a new translation fanboy.

Back at Commonweal Grant Gallicho has an intriguing post on Bill Donohue of the Catholic League, who flew out to Kansas City, Missouri to defend the local bishop, Robert Finn, currently under indictment for failure to report suspected child abuse. You can't make this stuff up. And speaking of bishops that give the Catholic Church a bad name, Cardinal Bernard Law was quietly retired from his position as archpriest of the Basilica of Mary Major in Rome, according to Rocco Palmo, not exactly righting the wrong of his appointment in the first place, but at least he's gone.

Finally, another priest has determined that only boys will be trained as altar servers. Sigh...